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Legal Services for Employers

The Employment department at MKB Law is headed by Associate Director, Suzanne Keenan. We work with employers across a range of industry sectors in Northern Ireland, providing comprehensive and bespoke legal advice. Our team will assist your company with matters such as: recruitment, staff contracts, disciplinary procedures, settlement agreements, TUPE, redundancy procedures, and advising on issues which may give rise to claims.

As a firm well experienced in advising and assisting Corporate clients we appreciate that as an employer, effective management of your staff and human resources is crucial to your company. Furthermore, minimising the risk of exposure to litigation by employees is important to you and the reputation of your business.

Many employers are unaware that their Business Insurance often provides cover for legal costs of many employment issues so please do contact us should you wish us to review your policy in relation to the indemnities provided by your insurer.

We offer non-contentious services including..

 Advising on pre employment issues such as recruitment, contract terms and references

 Drafting contracts of employment, staff handbooks, grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures that are effective and compliant with the current laws of Northern Ireland

Restrictive Covenants – advising on and drafting

 Advising on and assisting your compliance with Fair Employment monitoring legislation which is unique to this jurisdiction

 Advising on issues with employees such as conduct or capability issues, sickness absence, disciplinary procedures, statutory duties of care, dealing with employee grievances

Ending employment and post employment issues such as; reference provision, dismissal procedure, redundancy procedure, pay entitlements, notice periods, holiday and bonus payments

 Drafting and advising on Settlement Agreements (Compromise Agreements)

The effects on employment issues of business mergers and acquisitions including TUPE (a piece of legislation which compels all parties to comply with certain procedures during a change in employer) and employment due diligence

 Advising on redundancy procedures and payments

We also offer assistance on contentious matters…

Advising on issues which may give rise to claims

 Engaging in pre proceedings issues such as responding to letters of claim

Defending any claims to the Employment Tribunals including representation at Case Management Discussions & Hearings

 Advising and assisting to settle claims where necessary and drafting settlement terms

Employment Team


Our Employment Team can be contacted on: 028 9024 2450 or via email:

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Alternatively you can call us on 
028 9024 2450 or email


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